St. Julie — 50 Years A Saint

St. Julie — 50 Years A Saint


St. Peter Basilica, The Vatican, June 22, 1969

This is a story not before told in one place.

Its parts have for decades resided in obscurity: in three paragraphs of the 1952 internal communications of a religious congregation; in sworn affidavits of people long since deceased; in the archived tomes of the Holy See.

Some accounts match, some differ.

Some are in Portuguese, some English. Some are reported in the weeks following, some from a vantage point of thirty years hence.

But at its root the story is this...